Virginia hiker rescued on rugged section of Appalachian Trail in Maine

(Photos by Matt Chaney)

GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) — A 14-year-old northern Virginia boy hiking the Appalachian Trail toward Mount Katahdin is recovering after Maine game wardens and an Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter came to his aid when he suffered a possible broken leg.

The teen, from McLean, Virginia, was with 12 others hiking a rugged section known as the 100-mile Wilderness. They were at a lean-to on Barren Mountain, southeast of Greenville.

It is not clear at this time how the boy was injured.

Game wardens hiked 4.5 miles and coordinated with the helicopter to fly him to a hospital.

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